Maghery men in as Armagh prepare for Dubs

Maghery men in as Armagh prepare for Dubs

Kieran McGeeney.

Eugene Creaney

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Maghery players Brian Fox and Ciaran Higgins will join Kieran McGeeney's Armagh squad, who are preparing for their opening NFL game with Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday, January 19.

It is understood that in 2022 joint captains Rian O'Neill and Aidan Nugent will take over the armbands from Clan Na Gael's Stefan Campbell.

With the side being put through their pre-season training without Clann Eireann trio Barry McCambridge, Conor Turbitt and Tiernan Kelly, it would not be a surprise to see new emerging talents Conor McConville and Danny Magee also getting a call up to the squad.

With Crossmaglen's Cian McConville also getting the nod, St Peter's forward Niall McConville - who had an outstanding year for the Whites - is also included.

Both Paul Hughes (Rangers) and Ballymacnab player Ryan Kennedy have stepped down.

Team boss McGeeney will be given a baptism of fire in the new campaign. His side travel to Croke Park to play Dublin before hosting All Ireland champions Tyrone at the Athletic Grounds.

There is no respite, however, with the Orchard men traveling to Donegal for a Ulster championship opener in the summer.

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